Hey all. Earlier in this year I made a decision to self study both AP Physics C exams as a senior. I have 2 reasons for doing this:
1. I'm already taking AP physics 1 and 2 (they're technically 2 year long courses one period after the other but realistically it's 2 periods of physics 1 for the first semester and 2 periods of physics 2 for the second semester), but many of the colleges I want to apply to don't give credit for it. I'm also taking BC calc concurrently, so I figured with 3 APs that already cover some/most of the material that it would be doable and I sort of need/want the college credit.
2. I love physics to an insane degree (although it's not my intended major) and I want to advance the knowledge that I would get from just physics 1 and 2 by adding the more advanced calculus component.
So here's my study plan for it:
Since the physics C exams correspond to physics 1 and 2 in terms of concepts although with calculus involved, I'll be studying the physics C equivalent of the material i'm doing in class at the same time. My physics teacher gave me an AP edition textbook that covers all that with calculus based stuff and so I can study that on my own time while additionally staying for an hour after school on Thursdays with him to check up on the material. So far I've finished kinematics and forces and catching up with where I am in class (work and energy).
So my questions are:
Is self studying these exams reasonable given the circumstances? I know they're pretty difficult but I feel like I have the intelligence and the framework for it with physics 1 and 2 and BC calc.
Is my plan for self studying good enough?
Should I add more resources such as test prep books or should I be fine with a textbook?